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41-6233

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned 335th FS, 4th FG, 8th AF. 9-43. Forced Landing Engine Failure Cat 4 damage, pilot Clemens A Fiedler, Debden/Sta 356. 2-9-43. ROS, Assigned 551FTS, 495FTG, 8th AF. 9-44, Mid Air Collision with Thunderbolt 42-74640 Cat 5, pilot 2nd Lt John D Heagney, Tibberton Green Farm, Tibberton, KIA. 23-9-44.
Assigned Pilots Lt Howard D (Deacon) Hively, Aubrey C Stanhope, Burt C Wyman, Clemens A Fiedler and John D Heagney.

Service

Aircraft

  • 42-74640

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 551FTS, 495FTG, 8AF USAAF.

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Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 495th Fighter Training Group

    495th Fighter Training Group

    Group
    The 495th Fighter Training Group, which operated in England from December 1943, trained P-47 Thunderbolt pilots. These pilots, who had received the basic training in the USA would be assigned to a training group to practise ETO operational procedures...

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 335th Fighter Squadron

    335th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 335th Fighter Squadron was the offspring of No. 121 (Eagle) Squadron RAF. Formed on 21 May 1941, No. 121 was the second of the three Eagle Squadrons composed of American volunteers flying out of England. They were known as the "Chiefs" and were...

  • 551st Fighter Training Squadron

People

  • Clemens Fiedler

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. A/C P-51B 43-7190 struck by flak while strafing Romarantin Airdrome in France. Determining he could not make it back, he called on the R/T informing his escorts of his intention to bail out. Twice he rolled the...

  • John Heagney

    Military | Second Lieutenant | pilot | 495th Fighter Training Group
    Pilot P-47 Thunderbolt 41-6233. Mid Air Collision in P-47 41-6233 with P-47 42-74640, pilot 2nd Lt John D Heagney, Tibberton Green Farm, Tibberton, KIA. 23-9-44.

  • Howard Hively

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Howard Hively hailed from Columbus, Ohio, and Norman, Oklahoma. While becoming interested in oil leases and attempting to form an aero-exploration firm, he saw a poster in a Dallas hotel inviting him to join the RAF's Eagle Squadrons. He applied, was...

  • Aubrey Stanhope

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Joined RAFVR, assigned to 121 Sqn RAF (Eagle), transferred to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF, ...

  • Burt Wyman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Wyman was killed in action on 29-Jan-44 when his P-47 42-75119 was shot down by enemy fighters. ...

Places

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

Events

Event Location Date
Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK September 1943

Assigned 335th FS, 4th FG, 8th AF.

Crashed Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 2 September 1943

Forced Landing Engine Failure Cat 4 damage, pilot Clemens A Fiedler, Debden/Sta 356. 2-9-43.

Repair On Site ROS Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 4 September 1943

Repair On Site.

Assigned Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK September 1944

Assigned 551FTS, 495FTG, 8th AF. 9-44.

Crashed Tibberton, Newport, Telford and Wrekin TF10, UK 23 September 1944

Mid Air Collision with Thunderbolt 42-74640 Cat 5, pilot 2nd Lt John D Heagney, Tibberton Green Farm, Tibberton, KIA. 23-9-44.

Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA

Built by Republic.

Delivered United States

To USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 August 2015 15:13:10 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Photo.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=41-6233&Submit4=Go

Date Contributor Update
15 March 2015 16:41:59 apollo11 Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, manufacturer, markings and person associations
Sources

Personal research & 'Eighty-One Aces of the 4th Fighter Group' by Frank Speer.

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